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Celebrating 40 fairs at the Adams Agricultural Fair

07/28/2014 10:55 AM EDT

At the Adams Agricultural Fair, bright blue ribbons are handed out for the best baked goods; farm kids triumphantly accept trophies for their superior animals and spectators cheer on their favorite oxen teams. Full Story

Short Answers: No need to stress
07/25/2014 11:56 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: Inquiries about old TV ‘friends'
07/25/2014 11:55 AM EDT -

Q: Whatever happened to Lu Ann Simms and Julius La Rosa? They were on "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" in the 1950s. -- L.A.S., North Mankato, Minn. Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Extending pea-picking season
07/25/2014 11:52 AM EDT -

Since the beginning of July, we've been enjoying fresh peas from the garden almost every day. That may seem boring to some people, most likely those who have only tasted the mush known as canned peas, but fresh peas adapt to a myriad of recipes to sustain even the most educated palate. (How does one educate a palate -- home schooling?)  Full Story

'Dumpster Diva' gives forgotten items new life
07/20/2014 03:54 PM EDT - LENOX -- Myla Blum calls herself the Dumpster Diva. While she has an eye for high-end design, she is not above salvaging someone else's idea of trash to create it.

"It breaks my heart when I see chairs and bureaus on the side of the road," Blum said. "I want to gather them all up, bring them home with me and give them new homes -- like puppies with little wet noses." Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Downpours, diseases and pests, oh my!
07/17/2014 01:48 PM EDT - What a week! We've had a plethora -- don't know what that word means, but I like the way it rolls off the tongue -- of pests, development of devastating diseases and a deluge of downpours. Full Story

Lenox bookstore to hold readings
07/17/2014 01:47 PM EDT - Jean Moore will read from her novel "Water on the Moon" at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Bookstore in Lenox. Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: A penny for your dreadful thoughts
07/17/2014 01:45 PM EDT -

Q: At a yard sale, a man seemed very excited as he carried a box of papers to his car. He told his companion that he just purchased more than 100 penny dreadfuls -- well, I think that's what he called them. Are you familiar with the term? -- M.L., Scranton, Pa.  Full Story

Short Answers: Uninvited guest left few options
07/17/2014 01:44 PM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Berkshire companies find gold in cleaning up dog poop
07/14/2014 10:46 AM EDT -

As the master of a Bernese mountain dog and St. Bernard, I'm constantly in pooper-scooper mode.  Full Story

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport. Full Story
Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White. Full Story